Tourist vs. Traveler

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he came to see.” What a statement! What do you think about that? What do you make of that? I have always realized and understood that there are clear differences between the tourist and the traveler. A tourist sees what he came to see, whatever…

The different types of travelers you come across in hostels

So, I have stayed in my fair share of hostels, and I have certainly learned a thing or two. I have seen so many different types of travelers come and go. I discuss them below. The solo traveler: this one goes without saying. The solo travel often travels by himself or herself. They can easily…

Why I won’t hire someone to plan the honeymoon

Okay. Let’s be frank here. The minute you mention the word “wedding” or “honeymoon” prices automatically soar. It just seems that they go up and up and up. I mean, all you literally have to do is type in “honeymoon packages” into Google or Yahoo and an entire list, endless pages of various vacation and…

Instagrammable Newport, RI

Views of the Newport bridge from Jamestown, RI. Peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. 2) Newport Vineyards. Newport Vineyards is one of my favorite stops every time I go to Rhode Island. The wines are delicious and the view is spectacular. There is nothing I love more than a gorgeous view. The only down side to this…

The Five Stages of Hang Gliding

Sure, I’d do that.¬†For years I have talked about wanting to go hang gliding. Of course, growing up where I did, in Connecticut, there is not a single hang gliding place. I would have to drive an hour and a half to two hours to find some place decent. It always looked so cool, so…

Bryant Park New York Foodie

Of course, I am a major foodie. I talk about food numerous times throughout this blog. That being said, I am always on the lookout for new restaurants and places to eat, whether food stalls or not. I will travel long and far for food. And sometimes not so far. In fact, two of my…

Club Quarters Hotel NYC-A Review

I recently returned from a trip to NYC for the New Years weekend. My mother and I got a great deal for the holiday. A hotel that would normally cost us $1,000.00 just for the two nights, had ended up only costing just under $400.00. However, the hotel was truly a disappointment, and I was…